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vase

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.90

  • Description

    Guan-type stoneware vase constructed of four ovoid jars with separate mouths, lobed sides and a common base. The vase has thin, blue-grey glaze with wide, uneven crackle. In the centre of the top and the base there are two holes connected by a tube on the interior of the vase.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1911
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 89 millimetres
    • Diameter: 98 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 90

    Vase of four ovoid jars


    The dark body and celadon glaze of this vase imitates guan (official) wares of the Southern Song dynasty. Dark clays were used at Jingdezhen in the eighteenth and nineteenth century to create imitations of earlier dark-bodied wares but potters also applied brown washes to the exposed white porcelain body to recreate the紫口鐵足(zikou tiezu ‘purple mouth and iron foot’) of original guan wares made at Hangzhou.


    Porcelain with crackled celadon glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about 1800–1911PDF 90

    卵形四聯瓶


    此瓶深色胎及青釉皆仿南宋官窯器。十八及十九世紀的景德鎮工匠們採用深色的胎土來模仿早期的深色胎體,有的在裸露的白瓷胎處塗抹醬褐色釉汁以達到宋官窯“紫口鐵足”的效果。


    瓷器,青釉開片
    江西省景德鎮
    清代,約1800-1911年

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.23, no.90 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.48, no.90 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc50/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.90

Guan-type stoneware vase constructed of four ovoid jars with separate mouths, lobed sides and a common base. The vase has thin, blue-grey glaze with wide, uneven crackle. In the centre of the top and the base there are two holes connected by a tube inside the vase.

Guan-type stoneware vase constructed of four ovoid jars with separate mouths, lobed sides and a common base. The vase has thin, blue-grey glaze with wide, uneven crackle. In the centre of the top and the base there are two holes connected by a tube inside the vase.

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